Advanced American Telephones Announces 2009 AT&T DECT 6.0 Cordless Phones Featuring Technologies to Deliver Unsurpassed Range

New AT&T Offerings Include Four-Line System Ideal for Small-to-Medium Business Use in Multi-Story Buildings or Warehouses

BEAVERTON, Ore., Jan. 6 -- Advanced American Telephones, which manufactures AT&T-branded telephones under a license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property, today announced the 2009 line of AT&T Digitally Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) 6.0 phones for the home and small-to-medium businesses. The new line includes the SB67118, a unique four- line corded/cordless system that offers talk range up to 900 meters as well as push-to-talk (PTT) capability for instant communication between users in larger facilities.

In addition, the 2009 AT&T line includes new home phone systems with the value, flexibility and rich quality for which AT&T phones are known. Consumers looking for reliable, eye-catching, high-performance phones can select from the latest AT&T DECT systems, featuring up to 45 percent better range than other phones on the market today. The 2009 AT&T product line will be on display at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 8-11, at the Palms Tower.

Communication Solutions for Small Office/Home Office and SMB Users

The new SB67118 four-line corded/cordless system expands the growing line of AT&T office communication solutions, which also include cordless headsets. The system offers expandability up to 10 handsets and other technologies that help employees communicate clearly and faster in environments such as multi-story buildings, garages and warehouses.

The SB67118 features DECT 6.0 zero blind-spot technology, which allows the system to strengthen the radio signal in areas that normally have a weak signal to base unit. It is the only product of its kind to offer repeaters that can extend range for calls up to an unprecedented 900 meters. In addition, the SB67118 enables 10 handsets to be in use simultaneously, while standard DECT systems allow only five. This system is equipped with other time-saving features such as PTT to communicate with any or all extensions, three-party conferencing, auto-attendant voicemail and a dial-in base speakerphone for hands-free conversations.

"This new phone system provides a unique office solution that enables true mobility and range for versatile communication," said Matt Ramage, senior vice president, product management, Advanced American Telephones. "No other product on the market offers this combination of high-end features and the freedom to take care of business without having to stay tethered to desk."

Taking DECT Technology to the Next Level - Solutions for the Home

The 2009 family of AT&T DECT 6.0 phones also includes two new models for the home. The CL84109 is a corded/cordless digital answering system, featuring a Clearspeak(TM) dial-in-base speakerphone, allowing users the highest level of speakerphone sound quality within the AT&T line. This value-added system provides the convenience and security of a corded set, along with the flexibility of a cordless handset (included). It also is expandable with up to 12 handsets using a single phone jack, and up to five handsets can be active simultaneously during a call. This model includes exclusive range technology that allows users to take conversations up to 45 percent farther away from the base than other phones.

In addition, the new AT&T CL82209 features a sleek new design and is expandable up to 12 handsets requiring only one phone jack. Other key features include intercom between handsets, handset speakerphones, selectable ring tones and up to 14 minutes of digital recording time.

These new AT&T phones can be purchased at major retail outlets and online at by summer 2009.

AT&T DECT 6.0 Offerings

Model Key Features Price

SB67118 o 1 to 4 line capability $499.95
o 10 speed dial and 10 intercom number locations
o 3-party conferencing
o Selectable ring tones
o Headset compatible (2.5mm jack)
o Rapid scroll
o Memory loss protection
o Last 10-number redial
o Unsurpassed range
o Music on hold
o Chain dialing
o DECT zero blind slot technology
o Expandable to 10 handsets
o Push to talk between base and handsets
o Caller ID/call waiting*
o Auto attendant-individual voicemail for each extension
o 100 minutes of digital recording time
o Remote access with programmable options

SB7108 o 1- to 4-line appearance $99.95
o Handset Speakerphone
o Push-to-talk (PTT) on all extensions
o 100-name/number phonebook
o Voicemail waiting indicator
o 3-party conferencing
o Hold
o Mute
o Selectable Ring Tones

CL82209 o Unsurpassed range $59.95
o Handset speakerphones
o Dual handset system
o Expandable up to 12 handsets
o Intercom between handsets
o Conference between an outside line and up
to 2 handsets
o Any key answer
o Selectable ring tones
o Table/wall mountable
o 50-name/number caller ID history
o Up to 14 minutes of digital recording time
o Voicemail waiting indicator
o Memo recording
o Voice prompts
o Auto off

CL84109 o Corded base and cordless handset $69.95
o Unsurpassed range
o Clearspeak(TM) dial-in-base speakerphone
o Handset speakerphone
o Expandable up to 12 handsets
o Intercom between handset and base
o Use of up to 5 handsets on a call
o Selectable ring tones
o Power failure operation
o Table/wall mountable
o 50-name/number caller ID history
o Voicemail waiting indicator
o Up to 14 minutes of digital recording time

About Advanced American Telephones

Advanced American Telephones (AAT) designs, manufactures and distributes AT&T-branded telephone products in the United States and Canada under a brand license agreement with AT&T Intellectual Property II, L.P. AAT is owned by VTech Holdings Ltd. VTech is a widely recognized leader in the consumer phone industry.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services and the nation's leading wireless, high-speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of its three-screen integration strategy, AT&T is expanding its TV entertainment offerings. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

*Use of Caller ID/Call Waiting features requires a subscription to Caller ID/Call Waiting services available through your local telephone company.

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